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The secret world of sleep : the surprising science of the mind at rest / Penelope A. Lewis.

Authors: Lewis, Penelope A.
Call number: 612.821 LEW
Publication: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Publication date: 2013.
Subject: Sleep.
Sleep -- Physiological aspects.
Brain -- Physiology.
Consciousness.
Title: The secret world of sleep : the surprising science of the mind at rest / Penelope A. Lewis.
Edition: First edition.
Physical description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents note: Why sleep? -- How do we know sleep is important for the brain? -- Building blocks of the brain -- How the brain controls sleep -- Mental spring cleaning while you sleep -- How and why memories are replayed in sleep -- What is dreaming and what does it tell us memory? -- Sleep, semantics, and the mind -- Emotional memories and sleep -- Does sleep disarm dangerous emotions? -- Good sleepers and bad sleepers -- Getting the most out of your sleep -- Brief notes on how to get the sleep you need.
Summary note: Neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research into the nighttime brain to understand the real benefits of sleep, showing how, while our body rests, the brain practices tasks it learned during the day, replays traumatic events to mollify them, and forges connections between distant concepts.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192) and index.
ISBN: 9780230107595
0230107591
LCCN: 2013019000
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1448878
Bib No.: 1448878

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